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Monday, June 8, 2015

Review: Give it All by Cara McKenna

Keep your friends close—and your enemies closer....

Bar owner Raina Harper can’t say for sure what Duncan Welch is to her. With her small Nevada town under siege by a ruthless casino development and still reeling from a spate of murders, she knows that trusting the public face of the corporate invaders is risky to say the least. Though, damn, it’s one fine-looking face.…

Duncan may be a mercenary when it comes to getting the job done, but he’s no villain. In fact, the calculating fixer soon finds himself in the bad guys’ crosshairs, framed and facing professional ruin. To clear his name, he’ll need help from Raina and her roughneck motorcycle club, the Desert Dogs. Gaining their trust won’t be easy, and the molten sexual tension between Raina and Duncan only makes things more complicated—especially since Miah Church, Raina’s friend and ex-lover, would sooner strangle Duncan than shake his hand.

One thing’s certain, though: If they don’t deal with their incendiary attraction soon, the whole damn town might go up in flames.…
I love Cara McKenna's books, and I really think this is one of  the best of them all. It's sexy as ever. The characters are fully developed and we end up knowing them as real people -- flawed, rough around the edges, and so worthy of respect and love.  Duncan may be one of my favorite romantic hero.He is Alpha male with a quick wit and a gentle soul. I would love for him to rescue me. One of the best things about this book is the humor throughout. Not that it's a comedy, but more that the heroine is a snarky commentator on life and I enjoyed her observations very much.
Cara McKenna has written a great story that I was unable to put down. Her characters are realistic and easy to relate to. The romance takes place a little bit at a time so the reader stays satisfied throughout the course of the book. This is book number 2 in the Desert Dogs Series and I am looking forward to book number 3 to find out what will happen next.
Another romantic story of two beautiful people meant to be together for life, as they work the around the secrets, fears and insecurities plaguing them. There are a lot of life lessons in this book about dealing with tragedy and letting go of guilt and giving yourself permission to be happy again. I would recommend this for Contemporary Romance fans who want an uncomplicated, easy-going, slightly spicy story.

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